Saturday, January 24, 2009

Red Rock

On Monday, Jen and I decided to do something fun with the kiddies. We packed a lunch, and went to Red Rock. The weather was great, and we had a great time. We let the kids go climbing, and then took them on a hike thru Children's Discovery Trail. By the end of the day, they were all tired. Mission accomplished! It's so nice that Red Rock is so close to our house. I love that Red Rock is so close to our house now. It's great!!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

UNLV 76 - BYU 70

What a sweet victory that was Wednesday night!!!!


I have not posted in a while. A long while. So, here is a recap of our holiday season!!!!

Ice Skating

Last week we took our kids ice skating. I love ice skating. I have been doing it since I was little, and my kids love it as well. We took them in Idaho a few times. They are all really good too. And Jeff impressed me. He was pretty good. Katie asked if we can start going every Wednesday night.
Greg and Sara also joined us.

Goodbye 2008, HELLO 2009

We rang in the New Year, with family and friends this year. It was a lot of fun. We ate yummy foods, played games, and just hung out. What could be better???
I can't believe it's already 2009, and middle of January. Where are these days going??
I hate making resolutions, because I never stick to them, but I did tell myself that this year I am going to focus more on things that are important in life, and all the other stuff, well if I have time for it. We are enjoying spending time with our kids. They are in different activities. And I want to focus more on them. Katie is in kindergarten, and I want to help out in her classroom, and enjoy that time with her. Before I know it, she will be in middle school and then high school. And same with my other kids. They are all now involved in sports of some kind. The boys are in baseball, and Jeff has been taking them golfing quite a bit, Carlee is in gymnastics, and Katie (bird) is in ballet. And I want to enjoy those activities with them as well.

Pre Christmas Festivites-Part 2

We also made Gingerbread Houses with friends and family, and these really cute scarves. The girls had a BLAST making these. They are so cute.

Pre Christmas Festivities-Part1

During the month of December we took our kids to a Holiday Festival in Summerlin. They went on a train ride, rode "reindeer", made a few craft projects, had yummy cookies, visited Santa, took pictures with a few characters. IT was fun! Thanks for the info Patti.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


We had a great Christmas season this year. It was however a little different this year. Jeff's parents couldn't come down from Rexburg. We missed them a LOT!!! And Brad and Mel moved to Provo, and she was days away from having her baby, so they couldn't travel either. We missed you guys!!!!
We had Christmas Eve dinner at our house. My mom and brother and his girlfriend came, the Browns, McMillans, Greg, and Steph all came also. It was a lot of fun. We ate REALLY YUMMY food. (sorry Amy, maybe we'll go back to the traditional pizza next year-we'll see) We then had a Christmas lesson, and then it was off to Rockband for the rest of the night.
This year, Jeff and I also carried over his family's tradition, of doing brother/sister gifts. We had our kids draw names, and took them shopping. They had a lot of fun doing that. They thought that was so cool!!! I was glad we did it, and am excited to continue that.
Christmas morning....
Jeff was up around 6:30-7 and woke me up around 7:30. We then HAD to go and WAKE OUR KIDS UP at 8:00am!!!! Appearently, our kids need a lot of sleep, even on Christmas morning. Santa was really good to them this year. Drazen and Braxton got a ping pong table. Braxton also got a skateboard, and Drazen got a lot of clothes. (what else does a 13 year old ask for). Carlee got a membership at Browns Gymnastics (that is all she wanted), some clothes, boots, games for her DS, movie, etc. Katie's Christmas letter to Santa, consisted of a Nintendo DS, "skittles" lipgloss, a baby, "Gabriella" Barbie, and a game for her DS. That was the easiest letter I ever saw. I couldn't believe it. So that is what she got. She also got a movie, A LOT of lip stuff and pretend make up, and a tea set.............

Katie's Dance Recital

Our holiday season began with Katie (bird)'s Winter Dance Recital, on December 19th. IT was AWESOME!!! Ms. "K", sure knows how to put on a recital. Once again, it was at Cheyenne campus of CSN, at Nicholas Horn Theater (I think that's the name). Katie's class danced to "I WANT A HIPPOPOTAMUS FOR CHRISTMAS". They were so cute. The girls got to wear pj's (great idea, we can use those again)!!!!